Work for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project’s Silver Line Phase 1 has been underway in Tysons.
Phase 1 for the Silver Line includes the four stations (McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro and Spring Hill) in Tysons along with the Wiehle-Reston East station.
Here is a roundup of recent work in Tysons for the project and what drivers and pedestrians can expect this week.
Near McLean Metro Station
People can expect a lane shift in mid-August for the realignment of Old Meadow Road with Capital One Tower Drive at Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123), according to the website.
“The Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County requested the realignment to facilitate traffic crossing Route 123 from the Capital One complex to Old Meadow Road,” the website said. “The change is needed because of impacts caused by Silver Line construction at McLean Metrorail station.”
When the new work starts in August, crews will create a new median on Old Meadow Road at the intersection, necessitating the lane shift. The work at the intersection faced delays due to COVID, the website said.
“Crews continue to install drainage infrastructure, signal equipment, and landscaping along the south side of Old Meadow Road and the east side of Dolley Madison Boulevard to complete that part of the work,” the website said.
Crews plan to wrap up Phase 1 work along Leesburg Pike in Tysons.
By the end of this week, final clean up is expected to be done on asphalt repairs and striping, according to the project’s website.
Recently, contractors finished “upgrades for the latest ADA compliance, repaired cracked sidewalks and repaired curb and gutter along the Phase 1 alignment,” the website said.
Lane Closures in Tysons
People will also see several lane closures this week in Tysons from today (Monday) to Thursday (July 23) from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and on Friday (July 24) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The closures include:
- left turn lane from 300 feet before Westwood Center Drive to Leesburg Pike.
- right lane from Route 267 to Westwood Center Drive
- left lane from 300 feet before Westpark Road to 400 feet after Westpark Road
- right lane from 600 feet before Spring Hill Road to 300 feet after Spring Hill Road
- right lane from 300 feet before Tyco Road to 300 feet before Dulles Toll Road exit ramp
The closures are for manhole and sidewalk repairs and underdrain installation.
Photo courtesy Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project